Alamo Kids Camp

ZATHURA

Director Jon Favreau
Year 2005
Starring Josh Hutcherson, Kristen Stewart, Dax Shepard
Rating PG
Run Time 113min
Age Policy

All Ages will be allowed at all screenings of this show.

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After the screening, we invite you to stick around and attend a FREE gaming workshop courtesy of 8th Dimension Comics & Games. Annie and Jeremy Bulloch will be on hand to teach your family how to play a selection of space-themed, family-friendly games. If you’re looking to find more ways to enjoy a family night together, this is a perfect opportunity to test out some fun games that are time-tested to catch your kids’ attention and have them using their imagination. The games that will be demoed are Star Munchkin and Star Fluxx.

This screening is absolutely free!! Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served.

First developed as a direct sequel to JUMANJI, ZATHURA has all the cool ideas of that film and none of it’s failings. Directed by Jon Favreau and starring Josh Hutcherson and Kristen Stewart, ZATHURA follows two young brothers who stumble upon a retro space adventure game that proves to have real world effects. As soon as the game begins, the boys and their sister find themselves hurtled through space. As they race to finish the game and restore their lives to normalcy, the alien Zorgons start attacking and they soon realize things aren't going to be as easy as they thought.

Adventure and excitement await in this way better than it needed to be non-sequel. The sibling dynamics are spot on, the special effects dazzle and will enamor the kiddos while they learn a thing or two about the importance of family and working together along the way.

Favreau brought in effects wizard Stan Winston to anchor the practical effects in the film which really created a tangibility to the fantastical world of outer space. The film was a critical success but opening just one week prior to a Harry Potter installment all but sealed its fate as a financial disappointment. But with Potter and co. out of the way it’s time to right the wrong and give ZATHURA the chance it deserves. (Greg MacLennan)

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